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Rusty R12 cans

fastsvo on Fri June 11, 2010 2:59 AM User is offline

I have access to some NOS R12 cans but the tops are rusty - will this cause a problem? I plan on sanding off the tops the best I can.

Thanks,
Eric

Cussboy on Fri June 11, 2010 5:58 AM User is offline

There won't be rust on the inside...

mk378 on Fri June 11, 2010 11:38 AM User is offline

You could use a side can tap. It works like the top tap by poking a hole in the can, but uses the side of the can instead so it wouldn't matter if the top is rusted.

fastsvo on Fri June 11, 2010 12:52 PM User is offline

fastsvo on Fri June 11, 2010 12:53 PM User is offline

So, can the rust become a potential issue? I'll have to see if my AC guy has a side tap available.

chris142 on Sat June 12, 2010 10:12 AM User is offline

If it rusts through and springs a leak that could be a problem. Other than that no.

fastsvo on Wed June 16, 2010 8:11 PM User is offline

Thanks for the responses!

Now, given I am converting from Freeze 12 back to R12 with a car with 58k on the clock, do I really need to change the accumulator or a 2hr vacuum should do it?

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